The Management Team
InfoWeapons’ culture encourages free cooperative interaction between and among all personnel at all levels. To guide the company and to ensure that it stays at the forefront of development in the wide open market of IPv6, InfoWeapons has brought together the best minds from relevant fields in its management team.
InfoWeapons began like many of today’s high-tech success stories: at its founder’s home. While Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett established HP in Packard’s garage, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin incorporated the domain google.com in a friend’s garage; Lawrence E. Hughes conceptualized InfoWeapons in a spare bedroom in his home. In that 10-square-meter space in early 2002, Mr. Hughes -- who has more than 35 years extensive ICT-security experience and, as the co-founder of CipherTrust, has a track record as a successful technopreneur -- began research and development in IPv6, Domain Name Services and secure network appliances.
By late 2003, Lawrence was ready to put his ideas into action. He approached another industry leader, Luis Gopez, and made him InfoWeapon’s President and CEO. Together, they began to build the company. InfoWeapons hired its first two employees in 2004, and upon incorporation, moved into its first offices.
In April 2006, InfoWeapons launched its flagship product, SolidDNS™, a future-proofed and secure DNS appliance that allows enterprises of any size to manage their Domain Name System service easily and efficiently. In September 2009, InfoWeapons’ SolidGate™ appliance became available to the public. The appliance is a multi-functional network-security, IPv6-tunnel endpoint, proxy and application gateway that allows for the smooth transition to IPv6 with minimal effects on the existing IPv4 network and the services that run on it.
Until recently, the U.S. government considered cryptography and the tools that enable secure communications to be a weapons system, which inspired company’s name. At one time, cryptographic products were regulated by the same laws and agencies that controlled the availability of nuclear weapons. Since then, cryptography, and in particular, public key cryptography has become widely available. The company’s slogan is, “Giving you the means to defend yourself in cyberspace.”
The company’s emphasis is on defensive information weapons, not hacking tools. Existing security systems are simply far too complex for most people to understand or use. InfoWeapons products, on the other hand, are designed to hide as much complex technical aspects “under the hood,” so that even relatively unsophisticated users can use them to communicate securely. They are intended to fit into existing systems as smoothly as possible with intuitive interfaces that will encourage people to use them.
We have chosen a logo, which includes a graphic featuring the string “::1”. This is actually a valid and very basic IPv6 address -- the “loopback” address. It is functionally equivalent to the IPv4 address “127.0.0.1”. All IPv6-capable devices have this loopback address. It is truly universal and fundamental in the IPv6 world, and thus, uniquely suitable as a way to associate InfoWeapons with IPv6.
InfoWeapons is building a team of employees with the skills, the drive, and the passion to be the best. InfoWeapons produces highly secure, ground-breaking products through the use of cutting-edge technology. If you are looking for a challenging position in a well-managed and innovative company, consider a career with InfoWeapons.
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